Watch Honda’s New Civic Type R Lap The ‘Ring In 7:50.63

After telling us about the development Civic Type R’s 7min 50,63sec second lap time of the Nürburgring earlier today, Honda now wants us to see its feat through an on-board camera.

The Japanese hatch set a new world record for a front-wheel drive car on the Nordschleife beating the Renault Megane RS 275 Trophy-R’s 7:54.36 lap time by nearly four seconds.

However, while the French car was a production model, Honda said that its lap time was “achieved in development car with technical specifications representative of the final production car” in May of 2014 “by a contracted pro test driver”.

Because these details count, we’ll let Honda elaborate further:

“The development car was in a standard state of engine tune, with suspension, drivetrain, exhaust, brakes and the aerodynamic package identical to those of the production Civic Type R. The removal of equipment such as air conditioning, the front passenger seat and audio equipment offset the additional weight of a full roll cage (installed specifically for safety reasons and not to add rigidity)”.

And since the Japanese carmaker is well aware of what the internet might say about the run with a development model, it said that it plans to return to the Nordschleife later this year with a final production Civic Type R to set a new lap record for a front-wheel drive production car.

Revealed today at the Geneva Motor Show, the Civic Type R sports a newly developed  2.0-liter turbocharged VTEC petrol engine, producing 306hp (310PS) and 400Nm of torque. Did we mention that it’s capable of revving up to 7,000 rpm, which ain’t half bad for a turbo unit…


Strewth! Aussies Can Now Get Emojis On Their License Plates

Sadly, there are only five boring ones allowed – and heart eyes are so, like, 2010 or something.

A 1983 Ford LTD Station Wagon “Art Car” Worth $2.25 Million? Are You Nuts?

Two years ago, this Ford art car by the late George Lilanga was priced at $4.9 million. Well, what price art?.

First Glimpse At 2020 Hyundai Sonata That Wants To Make A Design Statement

The first images of the production 2020 Hyundai Sonata have sneaked out from Korea.

Watch The Big, Boxy Mercedes-AMG G63 Go Like The Clappers

The AMG G63 runs the quarter mile almost as fast as a supercar. And, unlike that, it can go off-road, too.

JDM Tuned Toyota Camry Is Ready For Some Hot Tokyo Nights

The latest Camry is much better looking than its predecessors, but it can be tuned to be even more aggressive .

2019 Geneva Motor Show A-To-Z Of All New Cars And Concepts (Updated)

A round up of all the production and concept cars debuting at the Geneva Motor Show.

GM Extends CT6 And Impala Production Until January 2020, Drops Volt and LaCrosse

U.S. production of the Chevy Volt and Buick LaCrosse ends on March 1, and GM hasn’t mentioned an extension .

Elon Musk “Certain” Tesla’s Fully-Autonomous Systems Will Be Ready This Year

He added, though, that regulations are not yet in place, thus he expects Tesla to roll the tech out in late 2020.

Buy At Your Own Peril: These Are Consumer Reports’ 10 Least Reliable New Cars

Six of 10 are American, while another one is technically German but built in the U.S..

Korea’s 2020 Genesis G90 Limousine Is Proper Gangnam Style

The stretched G90 adds 290 mm (11.4 in) between the axles for presidential levels of rear seat luxury and comfort.